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MHP Panel on the Supreme Court’s Buffer Zone Ruling

Melissa Harris-Perry dissects the Supreme Court’s recent buffer zone ruling and is joined by Michelle Kinsey Bruns, an abortion clinic organizer, Jessica González-Rojas of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, Irin Carmon, and Akhil Reed Amar of Yale University. [via MSNBC]

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New Laws Restricting Abortion Take Effect in Mississippi and Florida

New laws that will further restrict access to abortion care later in pregnancy went into effect Tuesday in Mississippi and Florida.

Mississippi’s new law is a 20-week ban, while Florida’s creates additional restrictions on abortions performed in the third trimester, and bans abortion at any point in a pregnancy if a doctor determines the fetus could survive outside the pregnant person’s body.

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Supreme Court Indicates ‘Hobby Lobby’ Ruling Reaches Entire Birth Control Benefit

In a series of orders issued Tuesday, the Supreme Court let stand lower court rulings upholding religious objections to providing any contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

In a series of orders issued Tuesday, the Supreme Court let stand lower court rulings upholding religious objections to providing any contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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Supreme Court Leaves California’s Ban on Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’ in Place

Religious conservatives challenged the California law, arguing it violated their First Amendment rights.

Religious conservatives challenged the California law, arguing it violated their First Amendment rights.

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A Right to Contraception Without Access Is a Disaster for the Black Community

Black women already have low and inconsistent use of birth control due to access barriers, and Monday's Hobby Lobby decision is one more that puts effective care out of financial reach for many in need.

Black women already have low and inconsistent use of birth control due to access barriers, and Monday’s Hobby Lobby decision is one more that puts effective care out of financial reach for many in need.

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‘Hobby Lobby’ Is Just the Beginning: A Flood of Corporate Religious Objections Is Coming

Thanks to the conservatives on the Supreme Court, corporations now have a whole new basis for objecting to government regulations.

Thanks to the conservatives on the Supreme Court, corporations now have a whole new basis for objecting to government regulations.

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Artist Sings Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s ‘Hobby Lobby’ Dissent

Jonathan Mann sings a song based on Justice Ginsburg’s dissent lamenting the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case, which will allow closely held companies to deny contraceptive coverage to their employees, and encouraging us to unite and keep fighting against harmful court decisions such as this one.

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Supreme Court Rules for Hobby Lobby, Corporate Religious Rights

The decision did not strike the contraceptive benefit in the Affordable Care Act entirely, but it did leave it hobbled.

The decision did not strike the contraceptive benefit in the Affordable Care Act entirely, but it did leave it hobbled.

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The Supreme Court Should See What I See As an Abortion Clinic Escort

Clinic escorts outside a Planned Parenthood facility.

I have seen countless women reduced to tears and shaking, just for trying to access the health care to which they are constitutionally entitled. That isn’t peaceful assembly. That is harassment, hiding behind the First Amendment.

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Don’t Tread on Grandma: The Supreme Court Reframes the Abortion-Free Speech Debate in ‘McCullen’

In striking a Massachusetts buffer zone law, the U.S. Supreme Court has dramatically reframed the debate over balancing the rights of patients and providers with the rights of abortion protesters.

In striking a Massachusetts buffer zone law, the U.S. Supreme Court has dramatically reframed the debate over balancing the rights of patients and providers with the rights of abortion protesters.

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